Community Education and Risk Reduction

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In addition to our emergency incident response responsibilities, the City of Fairfax Fire Department is committed to creating a safer, healthier, and more resilient community through our community risk reduction programs. Community risk reduction is a collective goal of each division of our organization, (Operations, Office of Code Administration, Office of Emergency Management, and the Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department), to decrease the frequency our services are needed through education and prevention programs. We strive towards achieving this goal by working tirelessly to identification and prioritization our community’s risks, developing programs and mitigation strategies to address these risks, and annually measuring the results of our efforts to ensure we are positively impacting these risks.

Details on our programs and efforts can be found by viewing the sites below: 

Fire and Life Safety



Hands-Only CPR and AED Training

Stop the Bleed! and First Aid Training

Fall Prevention and Risk Assessment

Residential Emergency Key Box Access

File of Life


Citizen's Fire Academy


Health Education

Heat Illnesses



Mental Health and Human Services